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|Title:||Government roles in implementing building information modelling systems: Comparison between Hong Kong and the United States|
|Author(s):||Andy K.D. Wong, (Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong), Francis K.W. Wong, (Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong), Abid Nadeem, (Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong)|
|Citation:||Andy K.D. Wong, Francis K.W. Wong, Abid Nadeem, (2011) "Government roles in implementing building information modelling systems: Comparison between Hong Kong and the United States", Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, Vol. 11 Iss: 1, pp.61 - 76|
|Keywords:||Government policy, Hong Kong, Information modelling, United States of America, Virtual work|
|Article type:||Literature review|
|DOI:||10.1108/14714171111104637 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The authors gratefully acknowledge the funding support provided by the Research Grants Council of the HKSAR Government (RGC Reference No.: PolyU 5301/06E) and the Faculty of Construction and Land Use of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The authors acknowledge the support from Professor Miroslaw Skibniewski of the University of Maryland in providing useful comments on this paper. Also, the support from Mr Rex Lau (Student Helper) in the collection of data is appreciated.|
Purpose – Building information modelling (BIM) is a paradigm shift in the architectural, engineering and construction industries which transforms processes to achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the implementation of BIM in Hong Kong and the USA and recommend strategies for BIM implementation in Hong Kong.
Design/methodology/approach – A literature review of BIM initiatives taken in Hong Kong and the USA was conducted including the government policy, guidelines, standards and implementation status. Findings from the literature review were complemented with insights obtained through focused interviews of experts in the field for arriving at recommendations based on the research. The principal investigator of this research also participated in the establishment of a BIM professional institute as one of the founding board members.
Findings – As a result of studies performed for this paper, guidelines are proposed for BIM implementation in Hong Kong. The role of government in implementing BIM in different phases of a project lifecycle is also highlighted.
Research limitations/implications – The research is limited mainly to the initiatives of BIM taken by the public sector (government). The roles of other stakeholders are not specifically studied. Results from this study should be considered in the context of a qualitative research methodology adopted and the limited number of responses obtained for arriving at the findings of this paper.
Practical implications – Results from this study can be used as guidelines for the implementation of BIM elsewhere and this implementation can be compared with other countries.
Originality/value – This paper highlights the best practices of BIM implementation, which is useful for the effective and efficient implementation of BIM in Hong Kong.
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